As ag-bio giant Monsanto prepares to seek regulatory approval for a line of corn that uses RNAi to combat a key pest, the Environmental Protect Agency this week expressed concerns over the possible risks, both to humans and the environment, associated with plants that express gene-silencing dsRNA.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.